Like a phoenix rising from the ashes of the traumatic North Bay wine country fires, our client recognized the opportunity to rebuild her home with an improved siting and layout. She presented us with an exciting challenge to totally rebuild her burned-out 1400-square-foot residence on a 2-acre property. Our solution: relocate the building to optimize views of the magnificent surrounding hills and create a modernist series of pavilions that open to covered patios, enhance privacy and optimize solar orientation.
The building materials are natural and organic, with a color palette inspired by the rural context. The landscape features old-growth walnut trees surrounding a small vineyard. An arroyo seco feeds into a vernal pond that adjoins a perimeter-hiking path sheltered by an allee of trees, planted for shade and privacy. A barn/garage and well house completes the organization of the site design.